The Department of Physiology is one of the well-established departments in Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Ammapettai, Thiruporur, Kancheepuram. The department occupies a larger floor space with five big laboratories viz., Hematology lab, Clinical lab, Mammalian lab, Amphibian lab and Research lab. The Department also accommodates two demonstration rooms which can occupy about 80 students in each room. The faculty are provided with well illuminated and ventilated work rooms.
Every year, the department imbibes MBBS students and imparts them with a deeper understanding of the Physiological concepts by our knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Also small group teaching is conducted for the students every week so that the students can have one to one interactions and discussions with the faculty of our department. The department also trains them in Hematological and clinical skills. The department, with the suggestion from the university (Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed University) has implemented a new, upcoming examination system i.e., OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination). We also demonstrate few diagnostic tests like ECG, Spirometry, and Pulse wave analysis so that the students obtain prior knowledge about these common investigations before entering into the clinical year. Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) which is yet another system of teaching, being emphasized in the Medical Education Training to the faculty is also implemented in our department. ILP is conducted every week with horizontal and vertical integration of other departments for the students.
The Department has two Professors, one Associate Professor, four Assistant Professors and four Tutors. All our faculty are actively involved in academics as well as research activities. The faculty have also involved the students in research. Many students have done / doing short term student's research projects under ICMR and Tuberculosis Association of India with the guidance of the faculty of our department. Every year, inter and intra departmental activities like CME, Symposiums, Quiz programmes and Guest lectures are being organized by the department for the students as well as for faculty.